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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by AlphaWolf, Feb 21, 2002.

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  1. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey guys.

    As you may, or may not know., some FF chapters have their own icons.

    MOT PM'd me asking if we could have one. He suggested maybe having some sort of competition. I think this sounds like a great idea so, thanks to Jon for bringing it up.


    There has been a large group for ages that come up with icons for the JC. They have a huge thread over in communications.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=2686191&replies=3643]Custom Icons submission thread[/link]

    So, how do you make an icon? I'm sure some of you already know but, if you don't, never fear. One of the icon makers (PriceXizor) set up a great page which is a tutorial on how to make an icon for the JC.

    Heres the page:

    [link=http://www.lestimbres.ch/nonrelated/Dummies/]Icon making for Dummies[/link]

    So, go for it. The only request is it has to be Star Wars related and appropriate. Once we have one, I can speak to MysterySith or, whoever is responsible for uploading the icons these days and get it added to the server.

    :)
     
  2. ObiJohnKenobi

    ObiJohnKenobi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Who'll get to use it?
     
  3. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Everybody. Any registered user on the JC will be able to select it but, the idea (and it's worked so far) is that users outside that chapter won't have any interest in it.
     
  4. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I've been working on a Rebel and an Imperial insignia decked out in Union Jack colours after Cass mailed me about this last week... I'll have first drafts by the weekend I reckon...
     
  5. Ooh_Aah_Cantona

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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    //starts thinking of an idea.

    We could be here for a long time.

    Whats a famous British Icon? Basil Fawlty?
     
  6. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cool, great start. If anybody else wants to have a go then go for it.

    The more we have to pick from the better.
     
  7. anakin_pm

    anakin_pm Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Talking of making this place more , FF-UK, Iam currently working along side CA to produce the banner graphics and images to use on these forums. I would also like any surgestions of graphics that would be used, ie Tower Of London etc, what sort of SW images will be there etc.

    Thx

    Paul
     
  8. ObiJohnKenobi

    ObiJohnKenobi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Richard Madely. With a lightsabre.
     
  9. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This sounds cool guys but, like I said, we need to keep it as SW related as possible.

    They won't let just any icon be uploaded. There have been many rejected in the past.
     
  10. Soggy-Ben Doggy

    Soggy-Ben Doggy Jedi Knight star 5

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    Could always have the Tower of London with Hans and Chewie standing in front taking a picture.
     
  11. Tanktopgirl

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    Funky. Borrow Garrett's pink lightsaber and give it a Union Jack makeover.
     
  12. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    heh, or the Queen with a lightsabre.

    'the empire strikes back'
     
  13. MomentOfTriumph

    MomentOfTriumph Jedi Knight star 5

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    we should vote for the winner
     
  14. MayhemUK

    MayhemUK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    How big are we allowed? And where would the icon go?
     
  15. Soggy-Ben Doggy

    Soggy-Ben Doggy Jedi Knight star 5

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  16. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Under your name.

    and I think they're 50 by 50 arn't they?

    and yes, we should vote on a winner.
     
  17. ObiJohnKenobi

    ObiJohnKenobi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    lol - that works on so many levels.

    For the banner, Paul, I reckon you keep it really, really, simple. Something like the Union Jack on the left fading into ONE SW picture on the right. The Falcon or DV's head or something. Then some words about FF_UK printed across it. Nothing fussy.
     
  18. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I want to practice with a script on the FF UK website, so I'll take all the submissions for icons and put them on the website.. where you'll be able to vote online for them via the site?

    And as for banner graphics... all I can say is don't overdo it... just a handful of images to make up the banner is plenty. There's nothing worse than a cluttered banner...
     
  19. Arun Dale

    Arun Dale Jedi Knight star 6

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    How about the post office tower in space...

    I love the post office tower..
     
  20. Tanktopgirl

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ha! Alpha! DV in a crown with a Union Jack cape...The Empire Strikes Back...

    Wicked
     
  21. anakin_pm

    anakin_pm Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I shall try and post one or two example this week. I think CA would like this done before the end of Feb.
     
  22. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I like Soggy's idea of having Han and Chewie in front of the Tower of London for the main banner.

    If anyone has ideas for our own custom forum colours (see FF Australia), let's hear them.
     
  23. Soggy-Ben Doggy

    Soggy-Ben Doggy Jedi Knight star 5

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    The forum colors should compliment the colors used in the banner.
     
  24. ObiJohnKenobi

    ObiJohnKenobi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    And bear in mind you shouldn't change what don't need fixin' Our colours right now are really, really nice. And Australia's are hideous.

    Simple banner.

    Not cluttered.

    Simple banner.

    Not cluttered.
     
  25. MomentOfTriumph

    MomentOfTriumph Jedi Knight star 5

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    the pearly emperor

    sid james
     
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